Summit Carbon Solutions Partners with POET

Cindy Zimmerman

Summit Carbon Solutions and POET have announced a partnership to expand the carbon opportunity across the Midwest by incorporating POET’s 12 facilities in Iowa and five facilities in South Dakota into the Summit project. This addition will facilitate the capture, transportation, and permanent storage of 4.7 million metric tons of CO2 annually from the 17 POET bioprocessing plants. “This initiative …

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Carbon Pipeline Project Cancelled

Cindy Zimmerman

After working for more than two years on a proposed five-state carbon pipeline project, Navigator CO2 today announced it was cancelling the project due to “the unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa.” Matt Vining, CEO of Navigator CO2 remarked, “As good stewards of capital and responsible managers of people, we have …

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ACE Carbon Capture Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

The final panel at the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference dealt with carbon capture and storage, and everything from permitting, construction, and operation of pipeline projects to CO2 utilization opportunities for ethanol producers. ACE board president Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy, moderated “The Journey to Capture, Store, and Utilize Carbon” which featured Britta Bergland, Senior Analyst for Merjent, …

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ACE Leadership Optimistic About Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman

Attendance is strong at the 2023 American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conference in Minneapolis this week and the mood is optimistic. “We see a lot of opportunities so I think it’s pretty positive,” said ACE President Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy. “Personally, I’m very optimistic about what we are going to see in the next one to two years.” Sovereign …

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Everything Counts at The ACE

Cindy Zimmerman

The increased emphasis on reducing carbon provides a great opportunity for the ethanol industry and everything counts when it comes to getting that carbon score down. In his opening remarks at the organization’s annual meeting in Minneapolis this week, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings congratulated the ethanol producers in attendance for the investments they have already made …

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RFA Talks Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Progress at FEW

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 2023 Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Omaha today, Renewable Fuels Association Vice President for Strategy and Innovation Tad Hepner presented the findings a survey of U.S. ethanol producers and a new white paper that shows the industry to be on track toward its net-zero-carbon goal, with facilities producing ethanol that is up to 55 percent less carbon intensive than …

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Absolute Energy Partners With Summit Carbon Solutions

Cindy Zimmerman

Absolute Energy in Saint Ansgar, Iowa is the latest ethanol plant to partner with Summit Carbon Solutions in its carbon capture and storage project. Absolute Energy, which commenced operations in 2008 and produces approximately 130 million gallons per year of ethanol, joins a growing network of ethanol plants as partners in the project, which upon completion will sequester up to …

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Summit Agricultural Group Enters SAF Race

Cindy Zimmerman

Summit Agricultural Group this week announced the creation of Summit Next Gen, a sustainable aviation fuel production platform to provide a scalable supply of low-carbon jet fuel. Summit Next Gen will utilize Honeywell’s Ethanol to Jet processing technology to convert ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which “creates an additional market for low-carbon ethanol producers and advances the sustainability goals …

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Ethanol Watching Carbon Pipeline Future in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa House approved a bill last week that would restrict the use of eminent domain by carbon pipeline companies and thereby “create a de facto ban on new projects that allow Iowa ethanol producers to install carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology,” according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). The legislation would require pipeline companies to obtain voluntary …

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RFA Provides Comments on California LCFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association submitted comments last week to the California Air Resources Board that identified several areas in CARB’s proposal and underlying analysis that need improvement. The top area of improvement cited by RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman is immediate approval of E15 for use in California. “Migrating all E10 to E15 in California today would result in approximately …

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